The Health Advocate’s Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook
(A Step-by-Step Guide)

Fourth Edition (2023)
Book 2 in the Health Advocate’s Career Series

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This book was written for:

  • Patient Advocates
  • Patient Navigators
  • Care Managers
  • Private Case Managers
  • Midwives
  • Doulas
  • Therapists
  • Health Coaches
  • Yoga Instructors
  • Massage Therapists
  • Acupuncturists
  • Elder Care Professionals
  • Nursing Home Advisors
  • Medical Bill Reviewers
  • Health Insurance Advisors
  • Medical Legal Advisors
  • … and other health or patient advocates
From the back cover:

You’ve spent a career as a clinician or social worker, but feel as if you need to step away from the role so you can help patients get what they really need….. 

OR… you’ve just spent years advocating for yourself or a loved one, and now you think you’d like to help others improve their healthcare experiences, and make a living doing so, too.

People like you, with heart, grit, and great skills want to choose advocacy as a career. But many lack the business skills and knowledge required to start and grow an independent practice. 

The Health Advocate’s Start & Grow Your Own Practice Handbook is here to help! This book will help you succeed.

How this book can help you:

  • Decide whether you are a good candidate for owning and building a private advocacy practice.
  • Figure out which of your skills need to be improved —and how to improve them.
  • Learn business brass tacks—from details like insurance, pricing and forms, to financials, customer service and practice standards.
  • Figure out how much to charge, and how much money you can make.
  • Look at insurance, legal issues, marketing, professional standards, best practices and more.
  • Find charts, checklists, scripts and many additional great resources.
  • Here’s the Table of Contents
  • Here’s the Index

the Health Advocate's Career Series (covers)Did you know?

You can purchase this book along with the other two books in the Health Advocate Career Series at a huge discount!  Learn more.

About the 
About the author, Trisha Torrey:

After 20+ years of working with hundreds of professionals and businesses, the author, Trisha Torrey, began focusing her work on health advocacy after suffering and overcoming her own challenges with the healthcare system.

Now she has written this book for you—a must-have if you are considering taking that leap from whatever you’re doing today, to running your own private, independent health advocacy practice.

Patients need your help, and it’s your time to shine!

In 2009, she founded the Alliance of Professional Health Advocates, a service that supports the business needs of health advocates, and which helps patients locate an advocate or coach who can help them.

About the publisher, DiagKNOWsis Media:

The Health Advocate’s Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook is published by DiagKNOWsis Media and is one of many patient and advocate support activities that DiagKNOWsis provides. Learn more about the publisher.

The Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook
The Health Advocate’s Start and Grow Your Own Practice Handbook
(Fourth Edition)
by Trisha Torrey
Every Patient’s Advocate

216 pages (print)
Also available as an e-book.


Published by
DiagKNOWsis Media

@ 2023 Trisha Torrey
All rights reserved.

8″ x 10″

ISBN: 979-8-9877627-0-7

Retail List price:
$68.95 USD softcover